Materials Science and Engineering News
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The development could lead to smaller, cheaper and more efficient rechargeable batteries.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A team led by Yi Cui, an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering and at SLAC, is working to make a better battery by making the cathode of sulfur instead of today's lithium-cobalt oxide.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures. This could lead to flexible electronic materials and, for instance, enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Researchers have developed a new battery technology that captures waste heat and converts it into electricity.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
In the quest to reduce solar energy costs, Stanford engineers survey how researchers are trying to get more bang per buck inside the silicon crystals where light meets matter to make energy.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Researchers invent a process to 'dope' carbon filaments with an additive to improve their electronic performance, paving the way for digital devices that bend.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Clustering silicon nanoparticles overcomes several remaining obstacles to using silicon for a new generation of lithium-ion batteries, researchers say.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Sigrid Close, an assistant professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Jennifer Dionne, an assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, will receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Three-year, $1.165 million award to Professor Reinhold Dauskardt is part of the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative to make solar fully competitive with traditional energy sources by 2020.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A new study by Stanford scientists overturns a widely held explanation for how organic photovoltaics turn sunlight into electricity.
Friday, November 15, 2013
A team of Stanford engineers and SLAC scientists has made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Research could aid development of more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Stanford engineers develop fuel cell that can deliver record power-per-square inch at record-low temperatures
Monday, October 21, 2013
Bumpy redesign of solid oxide membrane offers more surface area for reaction and leads to better performance.
Stanford students' solar-powered car places fourth in international race across the Australian outback
Friday, October 11, 2013
Luminos, the solar car built by Stanford students, crossed the Australian outback in five days, finishing fourth overall in the World Solar Challenge. Stanford was the first American team to the finish line and notched the team's best result in decades.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Interdisciplinary team creates 'microbial battery' driven by naturally occurring bacteria that evolved to produce electricity as they digest organic material.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thirteen middle school teachers came to Stanford to learn about nanotechnology and to develop hands-on activities to use in their classrooms.
Friday, June 28, 2013
William Chueh is honored by the International Society of Solid-State Ionics for his pioneering use of X-ray spectroscopy to improve electrochemical reactions central to batteries, fuel cells and water splitting membranes.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Stanford scientists have developed inexpensive silicon-based electrodes that dramatically improve the charge storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
New synthetic nanoparticle could disinfect, depollute, and desalinate contaminated water and then get removed magnetically.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The new material's artificial "atoms" are designed to work with a broad range of light frequencies. With adjustments, the researchers believe it could lead to perfect microscope lenses or invisibility cloaks.